No, I am not sick, dead, or traveling. I took a few days off for the holidays. Sorry for the lack of updates.
I was considering doing the obligatory reflection on 2009 for today’s entry, but this whole blog encompasses the majority of events that I would include. Hence, such an exercise would be pointless. I decided instead to look forward, as looking forward is an exercise in optimism.
This year, I have alot to look forward to. I am still getting stronger each day. I estimate that I am now operating at 60-75% of capacity. If I can maintain this level of activity I will be looking and feeling great well ahead of they 1 year mark in September. My blood counts continue to be stable. The usual time frame for a full recovery is 1 year and I am in no hurry to have my counts shoot up. As long as there is a steady upward trend in my counts, I will be happy. My recovery should be complete (as in normal blood counts all around and maintaining those counts) in September or October.
I look forward to completing a sprint triathlon at Lake Norman in late August. A sprint triathlon consists of a 700 yard swim, 12-14 mile bike, and 3 mile run. I begin training for it on Monday by beginning a beginner cycling program designed for couch potatoes. Training for the triathlon is part of my recovery plan to rebuild my physical strength and it begins by building a good base through cycling.
I look forward to returning to Charlotte in March. I am searching for a place for Flip and I. When I find one, you’ll know it. Along those same lines, I look forward to getting married this year as well. A date is set and location picked. But, I am sworn to secrecy until the save the date cards go out, which will happen this week. I also look forward to returning to work in March or April, depending of the doctor’s approval. My return will most likely be in a light duty capacity, but it beats being on disability forever. There will also be some trips to various undetermined locations and more unknown adventures this year.
It should be a good, but busy year. There are many changes this year. I hope that 2010 brings all of you success and happiness.